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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

8,911 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,911
Reviews: 2,783
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 1,078 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-25-2001)
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Sipchue, Dec 31, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

A - Pours a cloudy light caramel-color with half a finger of frothy white head. Considerable sediment is apparent throughout. Fantastic lacing on my pint glass.

S- Mostly pine hops with some citrus hops thrown in.

T - Hops are actually not that pronounced, thought their flavor does last. The malt character is nice, and the finish includes a very appealing breadyness. Well balanced and delicious, but not as hoppy as I expected -- probably not the best IPA for hop heads.

M - Actually a bit thin for my tongue. Good carbonation with bubbles that just keep on coming.

D - Oh yes. Very tasty with that lovely finish that is actually a bit warming. Easy to down and would be wonderful to session. Good competition for 60-Minute in that respect.

greenmonstah, Oct 26, 2010
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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alexm1309, May 10, 2014
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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a 22 oz bomber. Poured a brilliant golden orange colour, slight cloudiness. Looked like a nice peachy iced tea. Creamy off white head, left a thin layer of foam, lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

Smelled floral, fruity, citrusy, tremendous hop aroma, very inviting.

Taste was very well balanced. Starts very sweet and fruity, but a whole load of hops rush into the picture. There's some spiciness from the hops. Also, there was something very earthy about this beer. This beer had moderate body, and the mouthfeel was very smooth and creamy. Went down really easy. As it warmed, the power of the hops was very apparent.

Wish this was available in Canada...if only it was.

baiser, Aug 15, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Paid $9.29 for a 6pack of 12oz bottles from BevMo in Gilroy, CA. Poured into a pint glass.

This beer pours really well, leaving a fizzy 1.5 inch white head after a gentle pour. Nicely carbonated. Light yellowish orange color. Quite cloudy. Nice lacing. Minimal head retention.

Smells quite hoppy for a single IPA. Citrus, orange/grapefruit with hints of pine. West coast style. Malts are there, but are well taken over by the hoppiness.

Taste is nice and hoppy - grapefruit citrus mainly, but the malts back this one up nicely - actually more than my nose would have predicted.

Medium bodied. Mild creaminess to the mouthfeel. Perfectly carbonated and VERY drinkable.

ibbjamin, May 22, 2008
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slight touch of haze in this deep yellow brew with bright orange hints throughout. Pretty fluffy head that reduces as expected, but manages to stick around a while. More of a floral secondary to citrusy hop notes in the nose. There's a good bit of hops in the nose and the taste. There's quite a bit of bready malts coming through as well. More of a citrus forward taste leaning toward grapefruit with only hints of pine. I found this to be very well balanced (what can I say, I like lots of hops.) Certainly finishes cleaner than Stone's bigger beers, but is great for the style. Not my favorite of the style, but right up there with the best of them.

alkemy, Sep 10, 2010
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3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.5

A- Aggressive pouring leaves an enormous 2-finger head on this brew. It's bubbly, rocky, very light tan and sticky and resiny looking with the tiniest rainbow sheen. Color is a very pretty hazy orange color, bright and colorful. Very good looking beer. Too cloudy to really see any carbonation.

S- Fruity and a little aggressive. Hoppiness, backed with a layered sweetness. Not only fruit, but florals, pine and herbs. Lacking serious depth, but still very nice.

T- Starts out biting with hops, mellows out to a nice balanced pale ale flavor and finishes on almost a licorice taste and strong bitterness. Very hoppy without a lot of counterbalance. It's good, but not my cup of tea. I'm already getting heartburn from the resiny hops cones.

M- This is where this brew shines. This beer almost floats on the palette, it's so smooth and lighter. Dead on carbonation. Perfect feel here.

D- Too hopped out for my tastes, can't even finish one of these bad boys. I might revisit and finish one to get the full Stone IPA experience.

SamN, Jun 06, 2010
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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The body of this brew is a light copper color with a slightly off-white collar of foam. Lacing is excellent and clarity is over-the-top perfect. This is easily off the chart perfection.

Aroma: The nose holds the obvious hop notes (edit: Cenntenial & Chinook hops) with an underlying floral sweetness that makes the mouth salivate in expectation not unlike one of Pavlov's fabled pooches.

Taste: The dry hops are sticky to the tongue and the flavor is all-hops followed by support from the barley. The taste is sweet with piney overtones as this West Coast IPA flexes its mighty dry-hopped muscle. The Brits only wish they had shipped ale this good to India!

Mouthfeel: This brew provides something for every bit of the mouth as the taste sends the entire tongue into high gear. The C0² level and quality malt provide a superb base for the onslaught of floral hoppiness.

Drinkability: A great all-day sipper if you're in the mood for an IPA, although my guess is that the taste buds would be burned up after several pints (that's a compliment).


Authors note: I just learned today that Stone is a Cascade-free brewery...who would have guessed!

IceAce, May 15, 2004
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 8,911 ratings.